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Majors Value Meter: PGA Championship Rankings

Michael Riek

Michael is the 2016 FSWA Golf Writer of the Year winner. He is a former collegiate golfer with a passion for analytics and strategy.

Below are our 2013 PGA Championship rankings. This list is geared toward winner-take-all leagues and leagues that reward the lowest aggregate score, but it can serve other leagues as well, no matter the nuances. Check the comments section for golfers who are added to the field after this is posted.

1. Tiger Woods - Blew away the field by seven at WGC-Bridgestone for fifth win this season; last two times he won at Firestone went on to finish first or second at PGA Championship in his next tournament.
2. Phil Mickelson - Played incredibly in last two majors with a second-place finish at U.S. Open and his impressive victory at Open Championship.
3. Adam Scott - Master's champ has been inside top-11 the last two years at PGA Championship; coming off top-15 at WGC-Bridgestone .
4. Brandt Snedeker - Impressive win at RBC Canadian Open less than two weeks ago; never finished better than 18th at PGA Championship, but that could change this week.
5. Lee Westwood - 54-hole leader at Open Championship before fading Sunday so he's in good form, but last four starts at PGA Championship: two missed cuts, two top-10s.
6. Henrik Stenson - In scolding hot form with runner-ups at Open Championship and WGC-Bridgestone ; T4 in 2008 and T6 in 2009 at PGA Championship but has not played last two years.
7. Jason Day - Seems ready to step into the winner's circle at a major but missed cut the last two years at PGA Championship - best finish is T10 in 2010.
8. Rory McIlroy - Defending PGA Champion who won by eight shots; struggled in 2013 majors but it would not surprise to see him contend with his talent.
9. Keegan Bradley - Runner-up at WGC-Bridgestone; inside top-3 in both of his PGA Championship starts.
10. Justin Rose
11. Dustin Johnson - Had a chance to win RBC Canadian Open recently and has plenty of game to contend at Oak Hill.
12. Matt Kuchar - Fantastic season with two wins and many other close calls; 36-hole leader at 2010 PGA Championship.
13. Graeme McDowell
14. Luke Donald - Coming off nice top-10 at WGC-Bridgestone but struggled in his last round Sunday. Spotty with his finishes at PGA Championship with two top-10s and a missed cut his last six starts.
15. Bubba Watson
16. Charl Schwartzel
17. Zach Johnson - Three top-6 finishes in last few weeks; contended at 2010 PGA Championship.
18. Sergio Garcia
19. Nicolas Colsaerts
20. Hunter Mahan - Member of final group in last two majors, so he's playing some great golf, but still seeking first major.
21. Jason Dufner - Lost 2011 PGA Championship in playoff; top-5 at WGC-Bridgestone, so is in good form.
22. Ernie Els
23. Webb Simpson
24. Rickie Fowler
25. Steve Stricker - Missed Open Championship last month for 25th wedding anniversary but solid at WGC-Bridgestone, so seems in control of his game and well-rested entering Oak Hill.
26. Ian Poulter - Third at Open Championship with a big push Sunday; also third at last year's PGA Championship.
27. Matteo Manassero
28. Martin Laird
29. Nick Watney
30. Jim Furyk
31. Bill Haas - In great form with recent win at AT&T National, two top-10s since, but just one career top-25 at PGA Championship.
32. Padraig Harrington
33. Martin Kaymer - 2010 PGA champion enters with momentum off top-10 at WGC-Bridgestone.
34. Richard Sterne
35. Angel Cabrera
36. Branden Grace
37. Thomas Bjorn
38. Peter Hanson
39. Billy Horschel - Notched seven top-10s this year as a rookie, including T4 at his first major appearance at U.S. Open. A bit of a wild card at Open Championship, but no question he's in great form.
40. Geoff Ogilvy
41. Bo Van Pelt
42. K.J. Choi
43. Alexander Noren
44. Francesco Molinari
45. George Coetzee
46. Thorbjorn Olesen
47. Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
48. Miguel Angel Jimenez - The "Mechanic" has made marvelous recovery since breaking his leg late last year and is in great form with solid finishes at Open Championship and WGC-Bridgestone.
49. Russell Henley
50. Chris Wood
51. Stewart Cink
52. Ryan Moore
53. Boo Weekley
54. Brendon de Jonge
55. Charles Howell III
56. Charley Hoffman
57. Chris Stroud
58. David Toms
59. Davis Love III
60. Ryan Palmer
61. Kevin Streelman
62. Tim Clark
63. Scott Stallings
64. Jamie Donaldson
65. Paul Lawrie
66. Scott Piercy
67. John Senden
68. Robert Garrigus
69. Bernd Wiesberger
88. Gary Woodland - Won Reno-Tahoe Open last week, so he's clearly in great form, playing with confidence.
70. Lucas Glover
71. Carl Pettersson
72. Jonas Blixt
73. John Huh
74. Jordan Spieth
75. D.A. Points
76. Y.E. Yang - Took down Tiger at 2009 PGA Championship but has virtually no other strong finishes at PGA, struggling in 2013 with no top-10 finishes.
77. Sang-Moon Bae
78. Marc Leishman
79. Freddie Jacobson
80. Marcus Fraser
81. Hiroyuki Fujita
82. Thongchai Jaidee
83. Luke Guthrie
84. Michael Thompson
85. Graham Delaet
86. Hideki Matsuyama
87. Vijay Singh
89. Peter Uihlein
90. Josh Teater
91. Marcel Siem
92. Harris English
93. Jimmy Walker
94. Darren Clarke
95. Ken Duke
96. Kiradech Aphibarnrat
97. Scott Brown
98. Mark Brown
99. Rafael Cabrera-Bello
100. Brian Gay
101. Shane Lowry
102. Ben Curtis
103. Stephen Gallacher
104. Mikko Ilonen
105. Scott Jamieson
106. Kyle Stanley
107. David Lynn
108. David Lingmerth
109. Brett Rumford
110. Rich Beem
111. Charlie Beljan
112. Paul Casey
113. Roberto Castro
114. Kevin Chappell
115. Derek Ernst
116. Matt Every
117. Tommy Gainey
118. David Hearn
119. Kohki Idoki
120. Ryo Ishikawa
121. Chris Kirk
122. Brooks Koepka
123. Woody Austin
124. Jason Kokrak
125. Shaun Micheel
126. Pablo Larrazabal
127. Joost Luiten
128. Mark Brooks
129. Paul McGinley
130. John Merrick
131. Marc Warren
132. Richie Ramsay
133. Kevin Stadler
134. Jaco Van Zyl
135. Danny Willett
136. Tom Watson
137. Mark Brown (CP)
138. Bob Gaus (CP)
139. Danny Balin (CP)
140. Jeff Sorenson (CP)
141. Chip Sullivan (CP)
142. Kirk Hanefeld (CP)
143. Rob Labritz (CP)
144. Jeff Martin (CP)
145. David Mcnabb (CP)
146. Mark Sheftic (CP)
147. David Muttitt (CP)
148. Rod Perry (CP)
149. Mike Small (CP)
150. Caine Fitzgerald (CP)
151. Ryan Polzin (CP)
152. Bob Sowards (CP)
153. Lee Rhind (CP)
154. Sonny Skinner (CP)
155. J.C. Anderson (CP)
156. Stuart Smith (CP)